The League Bloggers Awards (LBA), on Wednesday, announced its shortlists for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Player and Manager awards for the month of March.
After painstakingly going through the performances of the clubs and individuals for the month under review, the LBA has listed four managers and five players to contest for both categories of awards for March.
The players' shortlist has a field of attacking and midfield talent that include NPFL leading scorer, Anthony Okpotu as well as Kano Pillars playmaker and deputy captain, Rabiu Ali.
Rangers star, Chisom Egbuchulam, who has had an impressive outing this term, joins the list alongside El-Kanemi's Ibrahim Mustapha and Niger Tornadoes leading scorer, Ismaila Gata.
Four head coaches in the Nigerian top-flight are in the running to win the LBA Manager for March. They are Bulgarian Mitko Dobrev, Imama Amapakabo, Mohammed Baba Ganaru and Abdu Maikaba.
The winners will be announced by midday on Monday, April 11, 2016.
Ibrahim Mustapha (El-Kanemi)
Rabiu Ali (Kano Pillars)
Anthony Okpotu (Lobi Stars)
Chisom Egbuchulam (Rangers)
Ismaila Gata (Niger Tornadoes)
Imama Amapakabo (Rangers)
Mohammed Baba Ganaru (Kano Pillars)
Abdu Maikaba (Wikki Tourists)
Mitko Dobrev (FC Ifeanyiubah)